Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Martyn Williams covers Silicon Valley and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Something strange just happened with North Korea's Internet

Last week, North Korea's sole Internet link with the rest of the world went down for about three hours.

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Zuckerberg teases Aries and Terragraph projects to expand data networks

Facebook plans to unveil two projects on Wednesday that promise to improve Internet connectivity for users in cities and urban areas.

Augmented reality gets practical: Here's how Hololens could transform car buying

Microsoft's Hololens promises to merge the real and virtual worlds in ways that haven't been possible before, and on Thursday morning, it demonstrated one way the gadget could transform the way we buy cars and just about any other major product.

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Apple’s 5 best and 5 worst products

As Apple turns 40, here's a look back at some of the hit products that shaped an entire industry—and some that did not.

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Apple at 40: Seeing promise in the ‘blossoming’ home computer market

When Apple launched the Apple II in 1977, it was still far from certain that consumers would need or want a home computer. In this article from the IDG archives, Apple lays out its predictions for the home PC market in 1978 and beyond.

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Apple at 40: Here’s what The Woz had to say about the Apple II and phone phreaking in 1984

Steve Wozniak describes an early use for the Apple II computer, in an Infoworld article from the IDG archives.

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DOJ cracks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

The U.S. Government has managed to access the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, bypassing a passcode that had the Federal Bureau of Investigation stymied for several weeks.

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US accuses 7 Iranians of hacking US banks, New York dam

The U.S. government says seven Iranians working for the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are responsible for 187 denial of service attacks aimed at banks across the U.S. from 2011 to 2013.

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Eric Schmidt sees a huge future for machine learning

The man who helped build Google from a search engine into one of the biggest and most influential companies in the world has predicted the emergence of a new computing architecture based on crowd-sourced data and machine learning.

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Take a 4K VR tour around Google's Oregon data center

Data centers are typically high-security locations and operators don't like you snooping around, but Google is giving users a look at one of its latest and most advanced centers through virtual reality.

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Apple sees weakness in FBI hearing request

A last-minute request for witnesses could indicate a change in the FBI's thinking, says Apple.

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Alphabet plans analytics platform to help cities solve traffic problems

Sidewalks Labs, a unit of Alphabet, is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transport to build a data and analytics platform that promises to help cities understand where people go and how they get there so they can better design transportation infrastructure to suit.

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Watch a DJI drone race a Jaguar XJ

What happens when you pair a top Hollywood stunt driver with one of the world’s best drone pilots? You get an amazing cat and mouse chase between the two. That’s what.

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How smartphones helped NASA to build tiny satellites you can hold in your hand

The same advances in electronics that bring us ever more powerful smartphones are helping NASA become more nimble in exploring the universe.

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Sony's PlayStation VR headset is coming in October for $399

Sony's long-awaited virtual reality headset for the PlayStation games console will go on sale around the world in October, the company said Tuesday.